To provide undergraduates who have research potential with experience of research and to encourage them to take further postgraduate study.
For more information about Research Scholarships take a look our Research Scholarships & Expeditions website.
You can also view our Celebrating Student Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2015 Brochure (PDF: 5.95 MB)
Applicants should be one of the following:
The application form for 2016 Research Scholarship project proposals is now available and can be accessed here: Research Scholarships Application Form 2016 (Word: 118KB)
Plese note that the deadline for submitting completed application forms has now passed.
A panel consisting of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and Faculty Undergraduate Deans will judge applications primarily on academic merit and potential for providing research training. Preference will be given to:
Research Scholarships are available for six to eight weeks' work and carry a grant of £200 per week. Schools or Research Institutes will be asked to provide modest grants for materials, etc, in support of the awards.
Please note: Research Scholarships funded by the University from 2016 will require students to take the NCL3110 Vacation Research module as a condition of an award. Details of the supernumerary module can be found at the following link:
For other potential research opportunities visit our Noticeboard.
There are number of external organisations offering funding for similar schemes as well as individual charitable awards.
Where appropriate, students, or staff on their behalf, should apply to these schemes as well as this University scheme. If the student is awarded an outside scholarship in addition to a University award, the University may increase the value of the outside award's student maintenance to the equivalent of the University's award so that the student is not disadvantaged by accepting the outside award that can enhance his/her CV.
Maximising the University’s success in external competitions not only raises the University’s external profile but also enables many more of our students to experience work in a research situation by enabling the University’s resources to go further.